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ERIC Number: EJ976468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Using Wikis with Teacher Candidates: Promoting Collaborative Practice and Contextual Analysis
Wake, Donna Glenn; Modla, Virginia B.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v44 n3 p243-265 Spr 2012
This article examines a collaborative study that two teacher educators conducted across two sites. Participants included teacher candidates implementing a digital language experience approach project with elementary learners. The teacher candidates collaborated across sites, building joint wikis to examine their processes and products. The wikis were designed to support candidates' critical thinking while promoting collaboration. Results indicate that the use of wikis effectively promoted collaboration, critical thinking, understanding of learners' development and diversity, and understanding of literacy-based pedagogical strategies. However, results also show that teacher candidates need support in considering contexts of instructional practice (including community, school, and classroom factors) and need guidance in giving and receiving peer feedback. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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